5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2010 2:06 AM by Marek Goldmann

    How do I create a JEOS image

    Martin Borgman Newbie

      Hi,

       

      I would like to know how you create a JEOS image.

      I tried to create a JEOS image using the getting started instructions, but these images didn't work on VMware Fusion.

       

      Cheers,

       

      Martin

        • 1. Re: How do I create a JEOS image
          Marek Goldmann Master

          Martin Borgman wrote:

           

          Hi,

           

          I would like to know how you create a JEOS image.

          I tried to create a JEOS image using the getting started instructions, but these images didn't work on VMware Fusion.

           

          Cheers,

           

          Martin

           

          It's a few steps process. Grab JEOS appliance definition from here. Use meta appliance or BoxGrinder Build | Preparing Environment To Build Images first.  Install BoxGrinder Buld and Fedora plugin:

           

          gem install boxgrinder-build boxgrinder-build-fedora-os-plugin
          

           

          Build the appliance

           

          boxgrinder-build appliances/jeos-f13.appl
          

           

          HTH

           

          --Marek

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          • 2. Re: How do I create a JEOS image
            Martin Borgman Newbie

            Hi Marek,

             

            Your answer helped a lot, but I had a few issues actually creating the jeos-f13 image.

            First you also need to install boxgrinder-build-vmware-platform-plugin to create a vmware image.

            But this didn't solve all my issues...

            Unfortunately the latest meta-appliance images only come with a 2GB partition and this isn't enough to create the jeos images.

            After I changed the meta-appliance disk partition to a 20GB I had no problem creating a working jeos image.

             

            Cheers,

             

            Martin

            • 3. Re: How do I create a JEOS image
              Marek Goldmann Master

              Martin Borgman wrote:

               

              Hi Marek,

               

              Your answer helped a lot, but I had a few issues actually creating the jeos-f13 image.

              First you also need to install boxgrinder-build-vmware-platform-plugin to create a vmware image.

              This is how it works now. You need to have the right plugin for selected OS/platform/delivery method combination.

              Unfortunately the latest meta-appliance images only come with a 2GB partition and this isn't enough to create the jeos images.

              After I changed the meta-appliance disk partition to a 20GB I had no problem creating a working jeos image.

              VMware meta appliance comes with 2 GB disk, it's true. On EC2 you have a big additional disk mounted to /mnt. The idea for VMware is to create a new disk with size you choose and add it to this virtual machine. Then you need to mount that disk to a selected directory and build the appliance there.

               

              Thanks for trying BoxGrinder!

               

              --Marek

              • 4. Re: How do I create a JEOS image
                Martin Borgman Newbie

                Hi Marek,

                 

                I'm not all that familiar with Amazon EC2, but I know that an Amazon EC2 image is supposed to be stateless right?

                If so, shouldn't you add your S3 storage to /var and /home?

                 

                Cheers,

                 

                Martin.

                 

                P.S. Does RedHat provide something like Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3? Eucalyptus perhaps?

                • 5. Re: How do I create a JEOS image
                  Marek Goldmann Master

                  Martin Borgman wrote:

                   

                  Hi Marek,

                   

                  I'm not all that familiar with Amazon EC2, but I know that an Amazon EC2 image is supposed to be stateless right?

                  If so, shouldn't you add your S3 storage to /var and /home?

                  I think you should read some Amazon docs – it'll help you a lot understand the concepts. Basically there is 10 GB root partition, but Amazon provides also more disks you can mount to selected location (still when you sdhut down the instance – all data is gone). You can also create an EBS disk and add it to your instance, format and mount – in that case your data is saved to a persistent disk. But we cannot do this automatically – this is up to you how you arrange saving state on Amazon.

                   

                  There are also EBS instances, but we haven't touched it yet. It's on our roadmap.

                  P.S. Does RedHat provide something like Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3? Eucalyptus perhaps?

                   

                  Visit our cloud page to learn more.

                   

                  --Marek